Medical Transcription Week 2017

Medical Transcription Week On behalf of KMTS, we wish all medical transcriptionists out there a Happy Medical Transcription Week! The names, experiences, and treatments of billions of people over the years have been documented for decades now by all typists in the world. Records have informed physicians on how to best serve these patients, and thus you’ve…

EMR Chart Abstraction, Award Winning

UCLA Award Winning Electronic Health Record System, powered in part by KMTS

Earlier this year, UCLA’s award winning hospitals were recognized with HIMSS Analytics’ acute care Stage 7 award – an honor that represents attainment of the highest level of electronic medical record progress at hospitals and health systems. UCLA should be proud of this accomplishment. Federal regulations mandate that all private clinicians, practices, and major hospitals demonstrate meaningful use…

EMR Medical Transcription

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) usher in the demand for medical scribes to transcribe and chart patient evaluation data directly in the software of choice

There is no question that the field of medical transcription is changing. Already, we have seen a majority of doctors, clinics, and hospitals convert to Electronic Medical Records (EMR), aka Electronic Health Records (EHR). This transition, in essence, effectively streamlines and optimizes data storage, patient tracking, record keeping, and government regulation. Electronic medical records (EMR)…

EMR Mandate, EMR Chart Abstraction

What is the EMR Mandate?

Well, simply put, the EMR Mandate is a provision of a comprehensive bill passed by congress demanding the conversion of patient charts to electronic systems. Let me introduce you to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or the ARRA. This legislation is aimed at creating more funding and a network of incentives that can be directly…

Accurate Medical Transcription

The Importance of Accurate Medical Transcription

How important is the accuracy in medical transcription? Let’s just say: excruciatingly important! Medical transcription doesn’t involve drills or medical devices. Furthermore, there is no patient contact, which raises the question of how a transcriptionists could have a negative effect? Transcriptionists simply record text dictated by the doctor or other medical professional. A common misconception,…

Medical Transcription, MT

What is Medical Transcription (MT)?

What is Medical Transcription? Also known as “MT”, medical transcription deals with the transcription or conversion of voice-recorded reports or notes dictated by doctors or other medical professionals into electronic text format. Over the years, the medical transcription service has altered with the changing technological landscape. Originating in 1975, the process has moved chronologically from…